Joel Larsgaard

Joel Larsgaard

Joel Larsgaard lives life on the cheap, but that doesn't equate to a boring existence! He loves helping people focus on frugality without giving up the things they enjoy. By day that passion plays out as a radio/web producer for the Clark Howard Show. His blog Save Outside the Box is his main avenue to disseminate his money meanderings. He's also an avid traveler and an eternal optimist. His other passions are craft beer, disc golf, and folk art.

Joel Larsgaard's Most Recent Blog Posts

The Top 5 Places to Check Your Credit for FREE

There is a lot of misinformation in the free credit score industry. These five sites get points from us for being reputable, easy to use, and universally available.

5 Clever Ways to Save Money on Baseball Tickets

Getting a baseball ticket deal is harder than it used to be. But if you follow these five tips, you can save money on MLB tickets.

The Top 5 Places to Check Your Credit for FREE

There is a lot of misinformation in the free credit score industry. These five sites get points from us for being reputable, easy to use, and universally available.

9 Ways to Save on Your Super Bowl LII Party

If you decide to throw a Super Bowl LII party, you'll want all your guests to have a great time — even those who don't care much about the game. Here are nine tips to make sure your shindig is fun and affordable.

7 New Year's Resolutions That Will Save You Money

Most sites will tell you to quit smoking or stop buying Starbucks every day if you want to save money in the new year. Here are seven different New Year's resolutions for you to consider, all of which will save you money in 2018.

5 Clever Ways to Save Money on Baseball Tickets

It's the season for America's favorite pastime: baseball! If you want to head to a ballpark on the cheap this year, you're in luck. Follow these five tips to save on MLB tickets.

The Top 5 Places to Check Your Credit for FREE

There is a lot of misinformation in the free credit score industry. These five sites get points from us for being reputable, easy to use, and universally available.

Super Bowl LI Survival Guide: 9 Ways to Save on Your Party

We don't know yet who will be playing, but we do know this about Super Bowl LI: You'll have to throw a sweet party, and soon. Here are nine tips to make sure your shindig is fun and affordable.

7 New Year's Resolutions That Will Save You Money

Most sites will tell you to quit smoking or stop buying Starbucks every day if you want to save money in the new year. Here are seven different New Year's resolutions for you to consider, all of which will save you money in 2017.

3 Reasons to Ditch Layaway for Holiday Shopping (and What to Do Instead)

Layaway is appealing: Buy now, pay later. But the benefits are rarely better than good old-fashioned shopping within your budget. Here's what to watch out for with layaway programs.